LOOK: Siesta habang session! Was Arnel Ty sleeping during martial law debates?
For a few minutes Saturday (July 22), it certainly looked like LPGMA party-list Rep. Arnel Ty forgot he was inside the session hall of Batasang Pambansa to listen to deliberations on the extension of martial law.
The state-run Radio TV Malacanang caught Ty sleeping comfortably in his chair as Senator Gregorio Honasan defended his motion to start voting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to prolong the validity of Proclamation No. 216.
Ty certainly looked like he was in deep sleep, with his arms crossed over his chest and mouth slightly open.
While lawmakers were expected to actively participate in the deliberations, Ty can’t be blamed for trying to catch a few winks since they were required to be at Batasan by 9 a.m. for the special joint session.
Thankfully, Ty woke up when it was time for the voting since he was one of the 261 lawmakers who voted in favor of extending martial law in Mindanao for five more months.